The Kings are aggressively pursuing a trade for Nuggets' disgruntled point guard Andre Miller, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.
Berger cites sources claiming the Kings have put three deals on the table for Miller:
- Marcus Thornton and a future second-round pick
- Jimmer Fredette and a future second-round pick
- A package that includes Kings forward Jason Thompson
The Kings reportedly would have to include another player in a potential deal involving Fredette to make the trade work under NBA rules. Miller is making $5 million this season with a fully non-guaranteed $4.625 million due next season.
NBA executives reportedly suspect the Kings are "showcasing" Thornton who has moved ahead of 2013 first-round pick Ben McLemore in the Kings' starting lineup. Miller's in-game confrontation with Nuggets coach Brian Shaw on Jan. 1 caused the team to suspend the 37-year-old, 14-year veteran two games and excused him from future team activities.